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Forum topic by Andybb posted 04-29-2019 04:24 AM 935 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-29-2019 04:24 AM

Can’t post this under projects as I didn’t make it but can say I am damn proud to own it. Just in case he doesn’t post it, I will.

Around Xmas time I posted some pics of some alder…err….I mean walnut crotch and burl that member Scott and I had gotten. TheFridge proposed a trade of wood for a dovetail saw made from it so I sent him a box of it that I had sliced up that he then dried for the last few months.

These pics were in the email he sent me this morning. As you might imagine I could not be happier!

He said “I picked the best handle I got out of the slab. That twisting grain was a challenge. Next time I’ll probably pay Bob Summerfield to stabilize it so it doesn’t tearout as easy. Was well worth the trouble though.

9” long, 18 ppi, 1-1/2” under spine, finished with CA glue, Amber shellac and renaissance wax. This was my favorite build so far. ”

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#1 posted 04-29-2019 05:03 AM

That is SO COOL!! You are one lucky guy, Andy. And Fridge, awesome work. It’s mind-blowing.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 04-29-2019 05:37 AM

As I told Fridge I was conflicted about mounting it for display only or actually using it but he talked me into using it. As I am not the most meticulous at taking care of my tools I’m afraid it’ll get dinged up or dropped and break. I will probably put it away until I build a case for it and even then only pull it out to use it.

But, then again….... its a tool that I would use if I kept it available.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#3 posted 04-29-2019 09:10 AM

Hi, bro, good job!

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#4 posted 04-29-2019 09:45 AM

Oh I thought it was going to be beer from TheFridge

Nice to see Mainiaic Matts’s sister has joined us.

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 04-29-2019 12:23 PM

That’s cool.

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#6 posted 04-29-2019 01:08 PM

As a super-satisfied owner of one of Fridge’s DT saws, I can say you should definitely use it. It is pretty but it’s still pretty when you use it and it cuts like a dream :-)) Congrats on your new saw!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#7 posted 04-29-2019 01:24 PM

That’s a beauty. I can’t stop looking at it and if I had it in my shop, I would probably be constantly holding it.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#8 posted 04-29-2019 02:07 PM

i’d say that was a very good trade gratz on your beautiful new saw :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#9 posted 04-29-2019 02:16 PM

Yes sir thats nice.

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#10 posted 04-29-2019 02:27 PM

Beautiful saw beautiful handle.

-- Aj

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#11 posted 04-29-2019 02:37 PM


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#12 posted 04-29-2019 02:58 PM

that is a a beautiful saw but it would be a real shame to not use it,enjoy.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#13 posted 04-29-2019 02:59 PM


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#14 posted 04-29-2019 11:58 PM

Yeah. Gonna use it and fondle it. :-)

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#15 posted 04-30-2019 04:21 AM

That is a beautiful burly handle! Kind of a birdseye walnut there, really cool piece of wood and gorgeous saw! Looks like the custom Bad Axe or Cosman ones I can’t afford, i had to settle for an LN.

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